At St Joseph's the health, safety and wellbeing of every child is our top priority. We expect all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment to safeguarding our pupils.

 We have a strong safeguarding 

mission statement:

  • Establish and maintain an environment where school staff and volunteers feel safe, are encouraged to talk and are listened to when they have concerns about the safety and well-being of a child.

  •  Ensure children know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried.

  • Ensure that children, who have additional/unmet needs, are supported appropriately. This could include referral to Early Help services or specialist services if they are a child in need or have been / are at risk of being abused and neglected.

  •  Consider how children may be taught about safeguarding, including online safety, through teaching and learning opportunities, as part of providing a broad and balanced curriculum.

  • Staff members working with children are advised to maintain an attitude of ‘it could happen here’ where safeguarding is concerned.

  • When concerned about the welfare of a child, staff members should always act in the interests of the child and develop a culture where Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or wellbeing of someone at our school please talk to the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy.

The Designated Safeguarding Lead/ Prevent Lead is Mrs E McCullagh (Headteacher)

In the event the DSL being absent, the following members of staff have been trained as deputies.

Designated Safeguarding Deputy: Mrs K Melling, Mrs J Bradley, Mrs C McHugh.

Safeguarding officer: Mrs R Wilding

The Nominated Safeguarding  Governor: Mrs R Colley

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns about your child or other children at our school. If you believe that a child is in immanent danger, please contact North East Lincolnshire Children's Social Care or the Police.